Afghan citizens returning in “record numbers” says UN special envoy

Hundreds and thousands of Afghan citizens are returning home “with hope” from host countries like Pakistan and Iran, the UN special envoy for the country has said.

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Ban 'deeply concerned' about deteriorating situation along 'Line of Control' in Kashmir

“Deeply concerned” about the deterioration of the situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir in recent days, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all involved to prioritize the restoration of calm and stability in order to prevent any further escalation and loss of life.

UN Gender Focus: Pakistani activist, Ugandan entrepreneur and midwives in South Sudan

Being a woman, human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky”

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Being a woman human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky”

Being a woman and a human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky” a young activist who founded a non-profit called “Aware Girls” with her sister when she was just fifteen.

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UN chief ‘condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a terrorist attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan earlier today that claimed the lives of at-least 60 people and injured more than 100.

‘Seriously concerned’ by situation in Jammu and Kashmir, UN rights chief urges de-escalation of tensions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the rising tensions between India and Pakistan, a spokesperson from the High Commissioner’s Office (OHCHR) said today.

Attacks on medical facilities becoming “new norm” in conflict

Attacks against hospitals and health workers are becoming a “new norm” in conflict, the head of one of the world’s top humanitarian organizations told the Security Council on Wednesday.

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UN Secretary-General condemns deadly terrorist attacks in northern Pakistan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned two separate terrorist attacks which took place in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, reportedly targeting a Christian neighbourhood and a district court, according to his spokesperson.

India and Pakistan urged to allow observers to access Kashmir

Conflicting allegations over “serious” violations in Kashmir show the need for independent observers to be allowed to access the disputed region, according to the UN human rights office.

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UN rights chief appeals to India and Pakistan for ‘full and unhindered’ access to Kashmir

Expressing deep regret at the failure of Indian and Pakistani authorities to grant the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) access to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir respectively, the UN rights chief today voiced concern about recent allegations of serious violations and reiterated a request for access to the region.